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National Library of Wales
Morgan, Prys, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 PRYSGAN

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Prys Morgan Papers

Short Title: Morgan, Prys, papers

Creation date(s): 1966-1988

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.045 cubic metres (5 boxes, 1 volume)

Name of creator(s): Prys Morgan


Administrative/Biographical history: Dr Prys Morgan is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Wales, Swansea, Glamorgan. His main field of research is eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Wales, and his numerous publications on the subject include a book on Iolo Morganwg. He sits on various bodies connected with the arts and conservation such as the Historic Buildings Council for Wales which advises the National Assembly for Wales on grant assistance for, and planning matters relating to, historic buildings. He has also been assistant editor of Barn, and editor of the Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Prys Morgan, 1966-1988, including papers relating to Barn, 1966-1973, papers relating to the Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, 1973-1988; and pamphlets of Methodist interest, 1779-1865.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Barn; Transactions of the Honorable Society of Cymmrodorion; and correspondence arranged chronologically.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1991, pp. 45-47 at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The thirty Welsh pamphlets, 1779-1865 of Methodist interest were chiefly collected between 1800 and 1818 by Christopher Ballard of Aberthaw, Glamorgan. These papers were formerly in the possession of Prof. T. J. Morgan, who was the father of Prys Morgan.

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Prys Morgan in 1990.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1988; 1991; University of Wales Press website (, viewed 21 May 2003; Cambria Magazine, Spring 2003.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion (London, England)
Methodists | Wales
Morgan, Prys | Archives

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